Descroes and Fumico join forces under the name Intreso Group as a leading specialist in the Benelux in the field of certified treatment methods for goods and fumigation services.

Descroes Holding B.V. and its shareholders Torqx Capital Partners and Maxim van Hoorebeeck have entered into a partnership with Johan van Meijel and José van Uffelen, the owners of Fumico Holding B.V. and its subsidiaries (“Fumico”), and acquired the shares in Fumico.

Descroes and Fumico will continue their activities under their own name in Belgium and the Netherlands respectively. The group will now operate under the name of Intreso Group (“International Treatment Solutions”) and be the leading platform and technology center for all specialized handling methods for goods related to pest control of incoming and outgoing goods in ports, such as fumigations, heat treatments, low-oxygen bio treatment methods, QPS, gas measurements, and customized pest control services. The group provides end-to-end specialist handling solutions for goods owners, terminal operators, merchants, freight forwarders and shipping lines, ensuring their sensitive goods such as logs, soft commodities and general cargo are handled in accordance with the highest industry standards and phytosanitary requirements.

The group’s head office is located in Antwerp. With a team of more than 70 specialists, the group is active in all major sea and inland ports in the Benelux, such as Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Johan van Meijel and José van Uffelen, the current owners of Fumico: “It is with great enthusiasm that we join forces with Descroes to build a European leader in our niche industry segment. We strive to be a leader in our industry by combining all the competencies and knowledge in the group in order to continue to innovate and develop new technologies, processes and services to continuously improve our offering to our customers. Together we have set ambitious growth targets for both Descroes and Fumico, and will pursue further acquisitions to expand our European presence. ”

Filip Herremans, CEO of Intreso Group: “By joining forces, both Descroes and Fumico will be able to provide an even better service to customers, guaranteeing an end-to-end solution for all their specialized treatment needs in and around every major port in the Benelux and beyond. I look forward to working together between the companies and with the entire Fumico team, and to leading the group to the next phase of its development.”

About Fumico

Fumico was founded in 2010 and is a leading and specialized Dutch company in the handling of goods and focuses on the fumigation of logs and soft commodities, heat treatments, the application of biological treatment methods with low oxygen content, Quarantine and Pre-Shipment (“QPS”) and the use of controlled atmosphere chambers. Fumico has its head office in Enschede (The Netherlands) and is active in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Numansdorp, Born and Enschede, among others. For more information:

About Descroes

Descroes is a leading Belgian service provider in the field of fumigation, heat treatment, bio treatment and specialized pest control of incoming and outgoing goods in ports. The company is based in Antwerp and serves all relevant ports in Belgium, such as Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Liège, Genk, Brussels and Arlon. For more information: